How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Turkey

A guide showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkey. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you are staying in Turkey this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Turks normally use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. Most power sources differ regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Turkey from a different country ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Turkish power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkey

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkey?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Turkish power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkey?

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkey and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkey?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F USB adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - wikipedia.org entry about Turkey
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters